TOPIC: DAVID: A MAN AFTER GOD’S HEART
Bible passage: 1 Samuel 8—10
Memory Verse: Ephesians 5:17 “Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding
what the will of the Lord is.”
Teaching Objective: The saved child will desire God’s best, allowing God to have first place in his life.
Main Teaching: Give God first place in your life.
The emphasis for Unsaved: Belief on the Lord Jesus as your Savior.
Visual Aids Flashcards 1-1—6(Powerpoint on Lesson)
David: A Man After God’s Heart
Israel Demands a King
Do you insist on having your own way? The Bible tells of a group of people who thought they knew what was best. Would God let them have their way?
- PROGRESSION OF EVENTS
- Samuel’s dishonest sons were made judges over Israel. (8:1-3)
- The elders of Israel asked Samuel to appoint a king over them. (8:4-5)
- God told Samuel to grant their request but also warn them of the consequences. (8:6-9)
- Samuel warned the people, but they insisted on a king. (8:10-20)
- Samuel told the Lord, and God told him to give them a king. (8:21-22)
- Kish of the tribe of Benjamin sent his son Saul to search for his lost donkeys. (9:1-3)
- Saul and his servant sought out the man of God for direction. (9:4-13)
- God revealed to Samuel that Saul was His chosen ones to be king. (9:14-17)
- Samuel invited Saul to eat with him, telling him that God had chosen him. (9:18-26)
- Samuel privately anointed Saul as king over Israel, then sent Saul home, telling him of three signs that would confirm God’s calling. (9:27—10:8)
- The promised signs came to pass, confirming what Samuel had said. (10:9-16)
- Samuel gathered the people to announce the new king, later revealing the hidden Saul. (10:17-22)
The people rejoiced! They got their own way—they had a new king. (10:23-25)
Saul returned home to Gibeah with a group of faithful men. (10:26-27)
Challenge (saved child): Give God first place in your life. [Eph. 5:17]
Invitation (unsaved child): Belief on the Lord Jesus as your Savior. [Acts 16:31]
Scripture verses in parentheses are background text.
(Bracketed verses should be quoted or read from God’s Word).